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#10 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

July 14. 2017. 0 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Den Geist aufgeben (to give up the ghost) der Geist is the ghost and aufgeben means to give up. But, den Geist aufgeben has actually nothing to do with a ghost. It means: to go belly to pack up to run…

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#9 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

July 7. 2017. 0 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Auf den Keks gehen (to go on the cookie) der Keks is the cookie, yes, you know, the ones that the cookie monster liked so much… but, auf den Keks gehen means not really that you’re going on the cookie. It…

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#8 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

June 30. 2017. 4 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Auf die Tube drücken (on the tube press) die Tube is the tube, the collapsible tube, like die Zahnpastatube (the toothbrush tube). And yes, auf die Zahnpastatube drücken means to press on the toothbrush tube, but the idea of auf die…

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#7 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

June 9. 2017. 0 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Ach du grüne Neune! (Oh you green nine!) Actually we say Neun for the number 9. But here in this phrase we say Neune, meaning the same. But what does “Ach du grüne Neune” mean? Imagine you’re sitting outside with your…

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